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    Haymarket Books stands in solidarity with all those organizing to fight against fascism and for a world free of oppression and exploitation. We’ve put together a list of Haymarket Books on the history and politics of anti-fascist resistance, and are offering all of them for 50% off through the end of the month.

  • Remembering Chicago’s Red Summer of 1919

    In 1919, award-winning poet Eve L. Ewing explores the story of the Chicago Race Riot of 1919—which lasted eight days and resulted in thirty-eight deaths and almost 500 injuries—through poems recounting the stories of everyday people trying to survive and thrive in the city.

Featured Books

  • Whose Story Is This?

    New feminist essays for the #MeToo era from the international best-selling author of Men Explain Things to Me.

  • Things That Make White People Uncomfortable (Adapted for Young Adults)

    Super Bowl Champion and three-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett is an outspoken proponent for social justice and a man without a censor.

  • 1919

    Reflections on race, class, violence, segregation, and the hidden histories that shape our divided urban landscapes.
  • Aftershocks of Disaster

    An in-depth look at Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis that conditioned this historic disaster.

  • Capitalism and Disability

    This book comprises a collection of groundbreaking writings by Marta Russell on the nature of disability and oppression under capitalism.

  • Marx at the Arcade

    This pathbreaking book offers a radical analysis of how people play, produce, and profit from video games, and the major role the industry plays in contemporary capitalism.

  • My Seditious Heart

    In constant conversation with the themes and settings of her novels, the essays form a near-unbroken memoir of Arundhati Roy’s journey as both a writer and a citizen, of both India and the world, from "The End of Imagination", which begins this book, to 'Azadi', with which it ends.

  • Cinderella Liberator

    Rebecca Solnit reimagines a classic fairytale with a fresh, feminist Cinderella and new plot twists that will inspire young readers to change the world.

  • The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 3

    A BreakBeat Poets anthology of writings by Muslims who are women, queer, genderqueer, nonbinary, or trans.
  • Solito, Solita

    They are a mass migration of thousands of young people from Central America, yet each one travels alone: solito, solita.

Featured Authors

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    Devin Allen

    “Devin Allen could be the Gordon Parks of his generation.”
    NBC BLK

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    Michael Bennett

    “There is a tradition of athletes who understand that sports is a way to reach people and change the world. Michael Bennett's name deserves mention alongside the best of us.”
    —Dr. John Carlos

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    Angela Y. Davis

    "Here is someone worthy of the Ancestors who delivered her. Angela Davis has stood her ground on every issue important to the health of our people and the planet."
    —Alice Walker

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    Eve L. Ewing

    "Ignore Eve Ewing at your own intellectual, political, and cultural peril."

    Chicago Magazine

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    Naomi Klein

    "Naomi Klein has become the most visible and influential figure on the left–what Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky were thirty years ago."
    The New Yorker

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    Aja Monet

    “Aja Monet’s poetry offers us textures of feeling and radical shifts of meaning that expand our capacity to envision and fight for new worlds.”
    —Angela Y. Davis

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    Arundhati Roy

    “Arundhati Roy is one of the few great revolutionary intellectuals in our time."
    —Cornel West

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    Rebecca Solnit

    "No writer has weighed the complexities of sustaining hope in our times of readily available despair more thoughtfully and beautifully, nor with greater nuance."
    —Maria Popova

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    Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    "Taylor has absconded from the ivory tower to break down the current Movement for Black Lives, arguing that it holds the potential to reignite a broader push for black liberation."
    The Root

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    Howard Zinn

    “Few people changed more lives than Howard Zinn."
    —Naomi Klein